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EDM Models, and http://www.ngtrains.com on the web specialise in Narrow Gauge and Industrial Models mostly, but not exclusively, in 0 scale

 

Contact Details:

 

By phone 01904 331973   by e-mai[email protected]  and on the web  http://www.ngtrains.com    or PM me on RMweb  I check in most days

 

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Who are we?

 

EDM models is me, Paul Martin. Its just me although Saffi, the cat, seems to think she is in charge. I work from home designing and making mostly narrow gauge models and I import a lot of complimentary models from the USA. Like a lot of people this started as a hobby and just grew to take over all my spare time. Three years ago the day job gave me to opportunity to not have to waste the best part of a day in their offices and since then its been a nearly full time effort. You may well have seen me contributing to other topics on RMweb

 

I say nearly full time as I am a volunteer driver on the Festiniog Railway and spend some of each year doing that but I also do bits for them utilising my former skills as a chartered electrical engineer specialising in railway rolling stock and traction power modelling (OK, not so much of the latter for the FR)

 

The other faces you will see, usually when we attend exhibitions, are: -

 

Annie, my other half.  She often comes along to help set off and then goes off to while away the day exploring wherever we are for the show. Don't ever make the mistake of thinking "girlie, she'll know nowt about trains". We met when I was the driver and she was the trainee guard and we have watched her destroy a `pontificating know it all' who tried to tell her the D&RGW K36's were rebuilt from standard gauge loco's (that was the K37 in case you didn't know.)

 

Mike Bellamy. Mike is my trusty right hand man at shows. As the ex bank manager on the team he is charge of taking your money whilst I deal with enquiries. He also makes a cracking cup of tea

 

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Why has our own topic appeared now in the manufacturers section?

 

Well, we do lots of promotion in the specialist Narrow Gauge and Industrial shows and magazines but to spread the word a little further we are sponsoring the narrow gauge pages on RM Web and will be promoting our own products and services here.

 

What's next.

Shortly our exhibition diary will appear as another topic and then we'll start some discussions on our new models.   (it might be a bit quiet the start with as we have a big specialist show on Saturday and I ought to be packing stuff for that instead of typing on here)

 

 

And just to finish, this is me, driving Merddin Emrys out of Tan-y-Bwlch. Hands on research for our new kit (released on Saturday) I call it

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Mike Bellamy. Mike is my trusty right hand man at shows. As the ex bank manager on the team he is charge of taking your money whilst I deal with enquiries. He also makes a cracking cup of tea

 

Ha! thanks Paul - although on Saturday as we'll be in Burton we might have something a bit stronger than tea and in a pint glass instead of a tin mug !!

 

Thanks also for the promotion - I never made manager and never would do so I fell off the Black Horse when they realised they could pay someone half my age half the salary to do the same job - for the last few months I was just answering the phone - of course now they don't have phones in branches and you'll probably get an overseas call centre . . . . . .

 

Mike

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hanks also for the promotion - I never made manager and never would do so I fell off the Black Horse

 

Should have kept quite. Could be a pay cut involved

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Thanks Paul. I hope your efforts promoting NG here on RMweb will pay off :yes:

 

Better keep quite about my developing 7mm standard gauge perversion then

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Should have kept quite. Could be a pay cut involved

 

To have a pay cut, you have to be paid in the first place . . . . . . .

Like Phil, I remember the 4mm version, including the comments I got from other Club members when I looked after your demo table at the Derby show when you had that and other locos on display and I was asked 'What are you doing there - you've never built a model in your life' - true then and almost true now !!

 

Mike

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